Here is how to become an Internet publisher on less than $75 a year using your own domain name and the Mailman hosting provider EMWD.com. This screencast video shows you the five simple steps that you need to set things up.
 

]In my latest short how-to video, I show you how to choose among Google Groups, Mailman hosted by EMWD.com, and iContact, and the basics behind setting up your own list server.

How to send large files

August 28, 2006

Have you ever tried to send a large file as an email attachment?

Sending email attachments of any size these days is a big issue. There is the whole virus thing — because many viruses are transmitted as email attachments, and most people delete attachments from unknown senders — or they should. Also, many people use email services that limit the size of their inbox.

Luckily, there are plenty of services that can send large files for free or for fairly low fees.

Listen to my podcast, and here are their names and the basic details.

Leapfile.com (up to 1 GB for $18/mo)
YouSendIt.com (up to 100 MB for free)
DropLoad.com (up to 100 MB for free)
DropSend.com (up to 250 MB free, other plans for a fee for bigger files and encryption)
SendThisFile.com (up to 200 MB for $3/mo, encryption)
MediaMax.com (up to 25 MB for free)

One of my readers has a Yahoo email address and writes: I want to have a professional e-mail system for my personal life and use outlook on my own computer (not to be confused with my employer’s computer). What would you recommend?

In this podcast, I talk about the various options available. Here are links to the resources mentioned:

More effective email

June 21, 2006

Most of us are comfortable using email these days, but are you as effective as you can be with email? I don’t know what I would do without email these days, I have been using it for more than 20 years. There are several simple tips to make your email life more pleasant and to be more effective. This podcast gives you some great tips.

Here are the links to some of the desktop search programs that I mention in the podcast:

A few years ago I wrote a book on email with the inventor of the email protocol, Marshall Rose. You can still buy the book here from Amazon.com.